Friday, June 23, 2017

Virginia Beach

HAMPTON ROADS Courtney Young of Virginia Beach, one of Dominion’s Volunteers of the Year, was among top company volunteers recognized and honored April 24 in Richmond with a $1,000 donation to her charity of choice,  the Virginia State University Alumni Association. Now in its 33rd year, Dominion’s “Benjamin J. Lambert, III, Volunteer of the Year […]

HAMPTON ROADS The Chesapeake – Va. Beach Links, Inc. will host “Making A Praise Connection” on Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Chesapeake Conference Center. This non-denominational Inspirational event will feature as guest speaker TV Judge Mablean Ephraim who is best known for her roles in Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black […]

HAMPTON ROADS The Male Chorus of St. Mark AME Church in Virginia Beach celebrated their 44th anniversary Sunday (March 26) with a spirit-filled gospel concert. The packed show featured Ricky White’s Fully Committed, who celebrated their 9th anniversary with a concert at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Norfolk last weekend, headliner Daryl Harris and the […]

VIRGINIA BEACH Gamma Xi Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in Virginia Beach, held its annual Talent Hunt at Zeiders American Dream Theatre on March 5, 2017. The event was co-hosted by Sigma Kappa Kappa Chapter, Chesapeake and Tau Lambda Chapter of Old Dominion University. Seven area high school students performed, competing for $1,000 in […]

NORFOLK Dr. David M. Anderson Sr. is coming to Hampton Roads as the Keynote Speaker of the 6th Annual 900 Men Strong Scholarship and Community Service Awards Breakfast Saturday April 1, 2017, 8:30 a.m. at the Founders Inn & Spa in Virginia Beach. Dr. Anderson is a dynamic motivational speaker from Atlanta, Georgia who inspires […]

Several hundreds of  residents from Virginia Beach and the region participated in a four-mile march along a  stretch of  Atlantic Ave at the Oceanfront on Saturday (Feb. 25) showing support for a study to determine  the disparity  in minority participation in the city’s procurement system. Marchers came individually and in groups, representing  20-plus business, civil rights […]

VIRGINIA BEACH On Tuesday night, February 21, the Virginia Beach City Council agreed it would produce a full disparity study into the level of spending and awarding of contracts the city does with minority-owned businesses. The council’s action is a turn-around from a previous decision that it would not order a full study as has […]

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide Last November NFL Defensive Lineman turned developer Bruce Smith, said the city of Virginia Beach was excluding him and other Blacks from projects in that city. One of the by-products of  Smith’s  claim was a call by him and his supporters for a disparity study […]

VIRGINIA BEACH Addie Wright Thomason is the keynote speaker at The Urban League of Hampton Roads 33rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leaders’ Breakfast Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, 7:30 a.m., at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. This year’s theme is Courage To Love. The breakfast, created to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther […]

VIRGINIA BEACH Brazil’s only professional folk dance company will perform at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts January 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. The 38-member troupe of dancers, musicians, and singers performs a repertory based on a “Bahian” folkloric dances of African origin and includes slave dances, capoeira (a form of martial arts), samba, […]